The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood
It’s hard to accurately describe the pain of infertility to someone who has never experienced it. And yet, a surprisingly high portion of the population has experienced infertility in some form, and those readers will take great solace in the eloquently-worded essays in Belle Boggs’s new book. The Art of Waiting details the author’s journey through infertility and various forms of treatment, from artificial insemination up through in vitro fertilization. Along the way, she explores other related topics such as famous plays and movies that deal with infertility, writers who have explored their feelings on the topics in their own books, virtual and in-person infertility support groups, the perils of adoption, and the strange world of international surrogacy. Readers are bound to learn a lot about all these topics, and they will gain a valuable first-hand look at exactly how infertility affects people. This is not a book to be read quickly but one that will demand your full attention for the period of time it takes to read each chapter, and it’s one that will have you taking frequent breaks in order to digest what you’ve just read.
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